WASHINGTON, D.C. (LOOTPRESS) – On Sunday, U.S. Senators and members of the Senate Appropriations Committee Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $3,383,527 from the U.S. Department of Health and Humane Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia.
Both Manchin and Capito spoke of the important part the state’s health care workers play, especially since the start of the pandemic.
“Health centers play such an important role in providing critical care to people across our state, particularly in the more rural areas of West Virginia. Our dedicated health care workers have been vital in our battle against the coronavirus and will be crucial as we work to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to all corners of our state. I will continue to use my role on the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide these resources to health care providers across West Virginia,” said Senator Capito.
“Our front-line healthcare workers have worked tirelessly caring for their fellow West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic and our health centers play a vital role in providing West Virginians with quality healthcare during this crisis,” Senator Manchin stated. “As we continue to fight this pandemic and more West Virginians receive the vaccine, our health centers will be critical. I am pleased HHS is investing in our health centers and will continue to advocate for funding that supports our essential healthcare providers.”
Individual awards include $1,191,049 to the Monroe County Health Department, $1,166,575 to the Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers and $1,025,903 to the Tug River Health Association.